Category: HIGHLINE BETA FUND

Aifred Health Takes 2nd Place in Global IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Competition

Mental health has been top of mind for all of us amidst the pandemic. Many people, of all ages, have been reporting increased incidents of anxiety, depression and stress. A recent survey shared by KKF notes that 41.1% of adults in the U.S. reported symptoms of anxiety disorder and/or depressive order in January 2021, compared […]

Highline Beta Investor Profile: Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy is one of Highline Beta’s investors, with a fantastic track record at building and selling technology companies. We’re profiling Jim today to talk about the importance of community, persevering through challenges, working on the right problems and investing in companies to grow the ecosystem — and the economy. Jim is a former Engineering […]

Highline Beta Investor Profile: Ian Rae

Meet Ian Rae –  Founder and CEO of CloudOps – a cloud computing engineering firm that provides software and services to manage “the cloud”– and a member of the Board Directors at Genome Canada and Air Transat. We spoke to Ian about his journey from genetics to cloud computing and why people are the key […]

Highline Beta Investor Profile: Jay Rosenzweig

As we continue to feature our investors and mentors at Highline Beta — in their own words — we’re excited to introduce you to Jay Rosenzweig, a trained lawyer, executive search strategist and team builder, human rights champion, environmentalist, and successful tech investor. We talk with Jay about the importance of finding and following your […]

Highline Beta Investor Profile: Dmitry Buterin

Meet Dmitry Buterin (or “Dima”) founder of three multi-million dollar businesses, including top-ranked membership management software company, Wild Apricot and Co-Founder of BlockGeeks.com. Dima is also an angel investor and mentor for blockchain startups and the proud father of Vitalik Buterin, creator of Ethereum. Dima is an investor in Highline Beta, and a great supporter to the company. We […]

Relay Platform Raises $5.2M Seed Round

Today, the team at Relay Platform (“Relay”) announced their USD $5.2M seed round, led by Drive Capital. Highline Beta also participated in the round. Drive Capital is a Columbus-based venture capital firm founded in 2012 by former Sequoia Capital partners Chris Olsen and Mark Kvamme. Drive Capital has previous investments in insurtech, including Root Insurance […]

Highline Beta Investor Profile: Alistair Croll

Our investors and mentors are a key part of our success, helping us, our corporate clients and the startups in our portfolio and programs win. Meet Alistair Croll, entrepreneur, author and public speaker with a background in web performance, analytics, cloud-computing and business strategy. Alistair is the co-author of four books, including the bestselling Lean […]

Highline Beta invests in Aifred Health to support its mission of improving clinical decision making for mental health

Highline Beta participated in Aifred Health’s recent $4M seed financing, which was co-led by MEDTEQ and BDC Capital, with support from Desjardins Group and other private and institutional investors. The funding will be used to support the North American regulatory approval clinical trial designed to test the safety and effectiveness of Aifred Health’s AI technology to inform personalized therapeutic treatment choice for patients suffering from clinical depression.